On the Reliability of the Old Testament by K. A. Kitchen
On the Reliability of the Old Testament K. A. Kitchen ebook
ISBN: 0802849601, 9780802849601
Reliability of the Biblical Documents. Kitchen: On the Reliability of the Old Testament (2003, Eerdmans). Claim: the bible is reliable (in the sense that it is consistently good in quality or performance, able to be tested). Reasons for questioning the historical reliability of the Old Testament have ranged from the theological to the literary to the archaeological. All Christian doctrines, including the doctrine of the Bible as the Word of God, are based on the Bible. In light of all the recent discussion surrounding the Bible TV show on the history channel, I thought it would be good to discuss the reliability of the Old Testament. Long, Baker & Wenham: Windows into Old Testament History (2002, Eerdmans). In most cases, those who reject the reliability of the Bible do so because of false impressions they have gained from sources other than the Bible. Before we can discuss the reliability of the Old Testament, we need to ask whether ancient civilizations even cared about recording history. The reliability of the Bible is fundamental to the credibility of the Christian faith. It is trustworthy as an historical account, primarily of the sayings and teachings of Jesus. Kitchen has clearly demonstrated (On the Reliability of the Old Testament), the patriarchs belong between 1900 and 1540 BC based on historical synchronisms and elements of cultural specificity. Archaeology proves the reliability of the Old Testament.
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